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  • Sacred Economics

  • Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition
  • By: Charles Eisenstein
  • Narrated by: Steve Wojtas
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity; destroyed community; and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme - but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A better works for all

  • By FunkTastic and Snuggy on 08-03-18

Positive Change is Coming Please Help

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Reviewed: 09-14-17

With each person who reads and is empowered, encouraged, and engaged in these ideas humanity will be another piece closer to the beautiful transformation we so deserve for ourselves, our children and their children as well as each exceptional creature with whom we share this earth.

My heart is lighter and more full of hope with concepts like negative interest, devaluation of currency in order to bring it back into the realm of the natural world, gifting as much as we can as often as we can to teach ourselves and others how to be in community again.

Thanks be to C.E.

  • The Internet of Money

  • By: Andreas M. Antonopoulos
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Murphy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110

Bitcoin, a technological breakthrough quietly introduced to the world in 2008, is transforming much more than finance. Bitcoin is disrupting antiquated industries to bring financial independence to billions worldwide. In this book, Andreas explains why bitcoin is a financial and technological evolution with potential far exceeding the label "digital currency."

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disappointing

  • By Andrew on 03-23-18

Helpful and inspiring

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Reviewed: 07-06-17

This is the fourth source I have used to learn more about bitcoin, now digital currency and even starting to visualize the block chain. I highly recommend this for those who are wanting to start laying the foundation in your mind on how to exist in payment systems of the future.

  • Braiding Sweetgrass

  • Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
  • By: Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Narrated by: Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,561
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,439
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,445

As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Many thanks for this gift

  • By Jessica Mayer on 01-04-17

May we all hear these words and grow

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Reviewed: 05-03-17

These words take the reader on a path through native ways of knowing and American university science in a narrative that draws you in and spins you around in self reflection. I will carry these ideas with me forever. My hope is for all to hear these words and grow closer to sustainable life on earth.

  • The Case Against Sugar

  • By: Gary Taubes
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,895
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704

Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever. Obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical, society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Revelation

  • By ChumlyDad on 02-03-17

Wow! Must read for longevity

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Reviewed: 01-27-17

Hoping all can get a chance to hear or read this review of the hundreds of years of research and general observations on sugar impacting humanity.

  • The 5 Love Languages of Children

  • The Secret to Loving Children Effectively
  • By: Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell
  • Narrated by: Chris Fabry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
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Every child has a unique way of feeling loved. When you discover your child's love language - and how to speak it - you can build a solid foundation for your child to trust you and flourish as he or she grows. In this audiobook for parents, teachers, single parents, and more, Drs. Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell offer practical advice for how to discover and speak your child's love language - in dozens of ways!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So valuable

  • By D. Guinn on 01-05-17

Useful and Hopeful

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Reviewed: 11-19-16

While I knew this was coming from a Christian background I was still shaken by the harsh and depressing outlook on single parents. As well as the absence of a two parent one gender family. But put that aside and the content is still useful and really tries to give parents of children at any age hope that they can still improve their relationships

Basic premise is really useful and lots of the examples help paint a broad picture of how to make these ideas your own. While I don't agree with it all I definitely changed my behavior immediately as a parent. The guidance was grounding as a mother of two young children- my relationship with my oldest- a 3yr old, has already improved. Im putting it on my husband's list of books to read.

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  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,595
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,801
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,731

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Confidence booster for introverts their parents

  • By Neuron on 02-28-14

Quiet in many forms

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Reviewed: 03-17-16

I appreciated the various areas covers from child rearing to dating, first years of college and promotions at work. Very interesting compilation of findings shared and crafted into meaningful messages for any type of person.

  • Between the World and Me

  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 17,817
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    5 out of 5 stars 16,033
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    5 out of 5 stars 15,950

"This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race", a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Heartfelt Self-aware Literary Masterpiece

  • By T Spencer on 07-30-15

Prose to awaken

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Reviewed: 02-19-16

The poetry of not just the written but also the spoken word stopped me in my tracks.

His phrases are striking, mesmerizing and urge me to have a print copy on hand. Not just for my son to read but to see the words to see the structure of beautiful writing with such intense dark messages of truth.

  • Gabi, a Girl in Pieces

  • By: Isabel Quintero
  • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

My mother named me Gabriella, after my grandmother who, coincidentally, didn't want to meet me when I was born because my mother was unmarried, and therefore living in sin. My mom has told me the story many, many, many, times of how, when she confessed to my grandmother that she was pregnant with me, her mother beat her. BEAT HER! She was 25. That story is the basis of my sexual education and has reiterated why it's important to wait until you're married to give it up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good YA

  • By Sunshine on 02-25-18

Coming of Age Latina

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Reviewed: 11-23-15

Triste pero la verdad. The sadness of growing up with the superstitions of elders and the hard roles girls are thrust into this book was part heartache and part joyful giggling friendship. Worth a read especially si hablas Español.